Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including sweaters, hats, scarves, shawls, blankets, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 1/15/23
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Cable Cowl, Hat and Mittens
Matching 3 color hat, cowl, mittens knit with an 8 row (round) cable repeat. Cowl is knit flat, hat and mittens knit in the round. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Red Heart.
Colorful baby and toddler sized pullover jumper that is perfect for using up scraps or mini skeins. The neckline is nice and stretchy. Great stash buster for sock yarn leftovers! Sizes 3-6 mo, (6-12 mo), 1-2yr, (2-3yr), 3-4 yr. Designed by Beata Jezek for Hedgehog Fibres.
Triangular shawl knit in garter stitch with four rows of bobbles to provide an easy style impact. Rated easy by Ravelrers. DK weight. Designed by Espace Tricot.
Baby Crib Bumper Pillow Set
A set of 4 soft pillows to line baby's crib. Size: Larger rectangular pillow 23.75” x 15.75” Smaller rectangular pillow 15.75” x 10” Round tubular pillow 52” x 7” diameter Designed by Vilma Maurer for Circulo. Fingering weight yarn.
Basket Weave Sweater
Classic men’s pullover sweater with basketweave yoke. The pattern has instructions for two different fits: a relatively tight-fitting model as shown in the picture and a more loose-fitting model. Sizes 14 years (XS) S (M) L (XL) 2XL. Designed by Rachel Søgaard for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Fadewalker Fingerless Mitts
Easy fingerless mitts designed for fading 5 colorways into each other so it's great for using up leftover yarn. You can also use self-striping yarn or single color. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Elizabeth Abate.
Child's cardigan with ruffled sleeves and hem knit with a 4 row repeat herringbone stitch. Size 2 (4, 8, 10) years. DK weight yarn. Rad Ruffles Cardigan designed by Universal Yarn.
Adult pullover sweater with hoodie and front kangaroo pockets. Sizes XS to 5X 38 inch to 70 inch chest. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. Worsted weight.
Pullover Foggy Island
Pullover sweater knit in a 2 row repeat broken rib with a flattering v neckline. Sizes 36/38 (40/42) 44/46. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by BC Garn Design Team.
More Free Patterns
Easy Pet Bed
Easy pet bed or floor pillow knit flat with a 4 row repeat. Perfect for dogs, cats, and people. Sizes Approx 36" [91.5 cm] square. Quick knit in Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Jelly Fish Wash Cloth
Adorable ocean themed wash or dish cloth featuring a friendly Jelly Fish using a variety of stitches to give the washcloth a textured feel. Designed by Ruth Lim. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by ymara
Adele Hat and Vest
Ribbed hat that comes to a stylish peak at the top and matching pullover baseketweave pullover vest or top. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Emma Matsuta who says the patterns are suitable for beginners but they do require knitting in the round.
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Millie and Lola dolls knit flat with hats and skirts. Size 29 cm (11.5 inches) Sport weight yarn. Designed by Ekaterina Popova. May only be free for a limited time.
Easy baby blanket knit with colorful zigzag stripes. Great stash buster for leftover sock yarn at least 40 m length. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Mormors Regnbue Designed by Susanne Reese. Available in English and German
Rice Rib Scarf (or Cowl)
Easy scarf or cowl knit flat with a 2 row repeat. To create a cowl just seam when done. Aran weight yarn. Rice Rib Scarf (or Cowl) by Jane Ellison.
Mikey the Monkey
Monkey toy knit flat. 17 inch in height. Worsted weight yarn. Mikey the Monkey designed by Rita at Craftbits.
Unisex cabled scarf with a honeycomb pattern framed by cabled edge in a simple 20–row repeat. Perfect for men and women. Quick knit in Aran yarn on bigger needles. Designed by J.H. Walter for Blue Sky Fibers
Matching mommy and me wrap cardigan sweaters with lace edging in adult and child sizes. Sizes Adult sizes: Finished bust circumference: 80 to 135 cm / 31½ to 53¼ in. Child sizes: 4 to 12 yrs. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Marie Amelie Designs
Patterns for Purchase
Ribbed Cowl Scarf
Easy buttoned cowl neckwarmer knit with just knit and purl stitches. Designed by Athena for HomeofYarns.
Women’s stylish cross front pullover sweater. Aran weight yarn. Sizes: XXS (XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X). Designed by Emily Johannes.
Vice Versa Hat
Reversible two color hat looks great on both sides even though they look different. The graphic stripes and textured honeycomb are formed with a four-row repeat and are simple to knit because you only work with one color at a time. Sizes Child (4-12 yo), Adult. Designed by Ekaterina Filippova-Blanchard for KatyTricot. Aran weight yarn.
Cari Keyhole Scarf
This is a knit version of a popular crochet pattern for a scarf that threads one end through varous holes for a sculptural look. Designed by Beverly Walker for Ruby Baby.
Birthday Cake Hat
Celebrate with a birthday cake hat with pink frosting swags, white icing and colorful rainbow sprinkles. And then it's finished with cute knit candles on top! You can make as many candles as you need for your birthday child! Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.